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How ‘bout them apples?

By Newleaf Staff on Sep 21, 2015 10:00 AM

Whether your favorite is the tart Granny Smith, juicy McIntosh, or sweet Fuji, there's nothing better than biting into a fresh, crisp apple. Rich in fiber, vitamin C, and relatively low in natural sugars, a medium-sized apple is only about 90 calories. It's still considered an apple-a-day, even when it's in one of these recipes, right?

Baked Apple

4 large baking apples, such as Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious, or Jonagold
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1/4 cup currants or chopped raisins
1 Tablespoon butter
3/4 cup boiling water

Preheat your oven to 375°F. Rinse and dry the apples. Using a sharp paring knife or an apple corer, cut out the cores, leaving the bottom 1/2 inch of the apples intact. If using a paring knife, first cut out the stem area and then use a small metal spoon to scoop out the seeds. Cut the holes so that they are an inch or so wide.

Place the brown sugar, cinnamon, currants or chopped raisins, and chopped pecans (if using) in a small bowl and stir to combine. Put the apples in a baking dish and stuff each apple with the sugar stuffing mixture. Place a dot of butter (a quarter of the tablespoon called for in the ingredient list) on top of the sugar. Pour the boiling water into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake at 375°F for 30 to 45 minutes, until the apples are cooked through and tender, but not overcooked and mushy. When done, remove the apples from the oven and baste them with the juices from the pan. Pair with a side of vanilla ice cream.

German Apple Pancake

Also known as a “Dutch baby,” this is a terrific special day recipe. If you are strapped for time, you can start it the evening before and pretty much pop it in the oven. The presentation is excellent! The secret is using a well-seasoned cast iron skillet.

For batter:

4 eggs
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

For apples:  

1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, divided in half
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 large tart apple, or 2 smaller ones - peeled, cored and sliced
Confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, blend eggs, flour, baking powder, 1 Tablespoon sugar and salt. Gradually mix in milk, stirring constantly. Add vanilla, melted butter and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Let batter stand for 30 minutes or overnight. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a 10 inch oven proof skillet, or cast-iron pan, brushing butter up on the sides of the pan. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Sprinkle mixture over the butter. Line the pan with apple slices. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar over apples. Place pan over medium-high heat until the mixture bubbles, and then gently pour the batter mixture over the apples. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F and bake for 10 minutes. Slide pancake onto serving platter and cut into wedges. Dust with confectioners’ sugar for a beautiful presentation.

Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

Add freshness back into your dinner with a meal sized delicious salad filled with tons of flavors and crunch!

2 cups romaine lettuce, torn
2 cups mixed greens
1 cup cooked chicken, cubed
¼ cup roasted pecans
¼ cup dried cranberries
⅛  cup crumbled blue cheese
½ chopped green apple
½ chopped gala apple

Dressing:

2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons pomegranate juice
2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

For the dressing mix all the ingredients together in a jar and shake well, set aside. For the salad on a large dinner plate lay out the romaine and top with the mixed greens. Next place the cooked chicken on top followed by the pecans, cranberries, green and gala apple and then the blue cheese. Drizzle with about ¼ to ⅓ of the dressing. Refrigerate remaining dressing.



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